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Amitabh Bachchan is proud of Dadasaheb Phalke honour he was recently conferred

In a career spanning five decades, Amitabh Bachchan has stayed at the top, surprising fans with memorable performances film after film.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 30, 2019 19:19 IST
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Amitabh Bachchan receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President of India, Ram Nath Kovind

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels proud to be presented with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema's highest honour, and says he has nothing but gratitude and affection for the people of the country. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday presented Bachchan with the award in a special ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Bachchan was earlier supposed to receive the honour at the National Film Awards ceremony last Monday, but the actor was unable to attend the event due to ill health.

Sharing pictures from the ceremony on his blog, the 77-year-old actor said, "I am in pride for the recognition. I am in pride for the recognition of my profession. I am in pride of my country and my film Industry."

The actor attended the ceremony with his wife, veteran actor-MP Jaya Bachchan and son, actor Abhishek Bachchan. Also present were the winners of the National Film Awards.

Bachchan took to Twitter and wrote, "My gratitude and my affection to the people of this great country, India for this recognition."

In a career spanning five decades, Amitabh Bachchan has stayed at the top, surprising fans with memorable performances film after film. The government honoured Bachchan with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contribution to Indian cinema.

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